Hard Thanks

Eph. 5:20; 1 Thess. 5:18; Rom. 5:3-5

OPEN IT 1. It’s easy to be thankful when all is well. Name some circumstances where it’s hard to be thankful: EXPLORE IT 2. When and how should we thank God? 3. Besides obeying His command to give thanks, what are some other reasons for us to give thanks? 4. What are some things to keep in mind that should help us to be thankful in troubling times? APPLY IT 5. List the blessings for which you are thankful. List current personal unpleasant difficult circumstances for which you need to be thankful. Take time to pray through them asking God to reveal to you some possible “positives” in these troubling times.